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200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course

October 1, 2023 - October 28, 2023

October 1st – October 28th, 2023
Certified by Yoga Alliance USA

Instructions in English

Main Teachers: Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji, Dr. Indu Sharmaji

‘Discover your full power and potential and become a certified Yoga teacher. Deepen your cultural understanding of Yoga.’

Becoming a yoga teacher takes commitment, dedication and willingness to live the yogic principles. The yoga teacher is the disciple as well as the example.

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, certified by Yoga Alliance USA, teaches prayer, pranayama, Surya/ Chandra Namaskar, in-depth traditional hatha yoga asana, Vedic chanting, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Students will study the Bhagavad Gita and Paatanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and develop a teaching methodology with opportunities for self-practice to deepen understanding, discipline and teaching skills. Each day concludes with Parmarth Niketan’s Ganga Havan and Aarti ceremony held during sunset on the holy banks of Ma Ganga, followed by Kirtan and Satsang (spiritual questions/ answers) with Pujya Sadhviji; and Darshan with Pujya Swamiji [when they are in the Ashram].

The 4 week YTTC is designed for students with some yoga asana experience.

  • Students should adhere to the course dress code (white clothing is mandatory, no sleeveless or crop tops, no shorts, no tight or revealing clothes)
  • Students should be punctual for each class
  • Students should adopt sincere behavior whilst staying at the ashram
  • Students must not undergo any Ayurvedic or Panchakarma treatment during the course
  • Students must not attend any other classes during the course
YTTC 200hrs Syllabus
    • 3-4 hours of Yogasana daily
    • Traditional Hatha Yoga
    • Variations for beginners and experts
    • Necessary loosening practices
    • Surya Namaskara
    • Asana names in Sanskrit and English
    • Cultural aspects of Yoga
    • Ancient history
    • Yoga Sutras
    • Mantras
    • Bhagavad Gita and application in daily life
    • Mantras and prayers in Sanskrit
    • Meaning of mantras
    • Mow to apply mantras in your own yoga classes
    • Yoga Nidra is an ancient technique for revitalizing, and stabilizing emotional and mental health.
    • Satsang (spiritual Q&A) with Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji
    • Living and learning with monastic teachers
    • Daily havan, ancient Vedic fire ritual (optional)
    • Ganga aarti with bhajan and kirtan
    • Prayers in Sanskrit
    • Art and science of regulating the mental state through regulating the breath with many different techniques
    • Functions, beneficial and non-beneficial lifestyle decisions, best practices and contraindications for Yoga:
      • Spine, bones, joints (skeletal anatomy)
      • Muscles and tendons
      • Heart, circulation and blood pressure (cardiovascular system)
      • Brain, nerves and stress reactions
      • Hormonal system: thyroid, as well as hormones e.g. insulin and melatonin
      • Respiratory system: lungs, muscles, oxygen metabloism, different types of breathing
      • Digestive system
    • Principles of ayurveda
    • Your doshas and your body type
    • Ayurvedic diet, health routine and disease prevention
    • Various yogic cleansing practices: neti, kapalbhati, trataka and more
    • The course will qualify you to teach well-rounded beginners’ level yoga classes. Teaching syllabus includes:
      • How to structure a class
      • Lesson plans
      • Time management
      • Methodology
      • Corrections
      • Duration of asanas
Certificate of Attendance

Commitment to the practice, punctuality and attendance, and honouring the yogic principles must be demonstrated to qualify for the certificate. With successful completion of this program you can teach yoga with Yoga Alliance USA credentials


October 1, 2023
October 28, 2023
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Parmarth Niketan
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Parmarth Niketan
Parmarth Niketan, P.O. Swargashram
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304 India
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